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January 10, 2022

Setting Yourself Up for Success: How To Use the Route to Success Guide

Are you wondering how to run a successful fundraiser? Planning and hosting fundraising events is…

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social fundraising
January 6, 2022

Why is social fundraising so successful?

Social fundraising is a powerful tool that can help you meet your fundraising and awareness…

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December 15, 2021

40 Fundraising Tactics to Get You Started in 2022

The spread of COVID-19 marked the beginning of a new era of event planning. In-person…

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how board members can help fundraise
December 14, 2021

How Board Members Can Help Fundraise

Whether the business is profit or nonprofit, members of its board of trustees have a…

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virtual elements in in-person fundraising
December 13, 2021

Should you include virtual elements in in-person fundraising?

When planning a fundraiser, there are many different types to consider. You may spend considerable…

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in-kind donations
December 10, 2021

Everything you need to know about in-kind donations

Schools, foundations, and nonprofits are constantly on the lookout for donations to help them achieve…

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December 8, 2021

The importance of high volume resiliency in fundraising software

Online fundraising is a highly effective way to gather donations for your organization. The internet…

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December 3, 2021

Wrap up 2021 with Creative Fundraising & Stewardship

Find out how to drive your fundraising efforts in creative ways as we wrap up the year 2021, and increase donor engagement!

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November 15, 2021

Resources for Fraud Protection

As part of International Fraud Awareness Week, we wanted to post some good year-round resources for nonprofits on…

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November 12, 2021

“How to Create Lasting Impact After Giving Tuesday”

This article by Steve Greanias, General Manager of Fundraising Solutions, originally appeared in Nonprofit Pro on…

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person of the year campaign
November 2, 2021

How to Run a Man or a Woman of the Year Campaign

TIME magazine is well-known for selecting groups or individuals who have had the most influence…

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October 28, 2021

Gobble, gobble. It’s Turkey Trot season!

Some folks love hitting the pavement before they put on their stretchy pants. A Turkey Trot with a…

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The Rotary Club of South Whidbey Island

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MicroFinancing Partners in Africa

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Jamie F.

Hope Chest for Breast Cancer

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Dawn L.

Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County